A man in his 70s has died after accident on the A148 at High Kelling

The scene on the A148 in High Kelling where a man was involved in a collision with a white Mini Coop

The scene on the A148 in High Kelling where a man was involved in a collision with a white Mini Cooper travelling towards Sheringham at around 5pm on Cromer Road, opposite the Post Office. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A man has died six days after a collision with a car on New Years Eve on the A148 at High Kelling.

The man, in his 70s, was crossing the unlit Cromer Road at 5pm when he collided with a White Mini Cooper travelling towards Sheringham.

It is the stretch of the A148 when cars have to slow down to 40mph, just before the turning to Kelling Hospital.

On both sides of the road there are bus stops, and also a phone box, all placed close to moving traffic.

A resident living nearby said: 'We heard a bang and went outside later to see the paramedics tending to the man. It's an extremely sad situation.'

Robin Johnson, chairman of High Kelling parish council, said: 'The parish council for years has been concerned with the speed the cars go on this road and the lack of lighting.

'In light of the accident, it has heightened our concern of how the lighting is and we have put it on our agenda for the clerk to contact the highways officer to ask them if they would consider adding street lights.'

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The man was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital but died this morning.

Police would still like to speak to anyone who may have seen the driving manner of the vehicle or the actions of the pedestrian, prior to the collision.

Any information should be reported to PC Hardingham at Wymondham Roads Policing on 101.